It’s been a year since I purchased my 1st road bike on April 30, 2019. How time flies! I am currently at week 6 of Sustained Power Build MV. My training has been consistent and I have never felt this strong & fit on the bike. So, THANKS, TrainerRoad!
I’ve seen many people saying they found O/U workouts most challenging. However, I always find those Threshold intervals with longer minutes at a fixed power most challenging. For instance, the Budawang+3 workout I did on Wednesday has “5x9-minute intervals at 102% FTP”. The 9-minute flat just felt so long, especially when I started to feel fatigue. Minute 4-7 usually feels the hardest.
By comparison, O/U intervals such as McAdie +1 I did today, the full interval is 12 minutes; but those mini-sections within each interval are only 1-2 minutes. Even though the interval itself is longer (12 vs. 9), my brain was actually tricked that I would always have a 1-minute mini break after every 2-minute work instead of pushing effort for 9 minutes! Having 1:10 left is MENTALLY much more tolerable than having 4:10 left!
Do you guys feel the same as I do? What are some tips that I can use to deceive my brain to go through those long-minute intervals a bit more easily? Thanks!